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Guests to our site
2005


Please view this list and respond to guest questions
if you have any information on their POW

In your comments, please make a note of where you came across
the information or question you are submitting!!
ie: My ggggrandfather was in Salisbury Prison...
I know this because I have a letter from him stating this..



First name is OK -: Charles
State you are from? -: ms
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Searching for kin
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for Shannon from Mississippi
Saturday, December 31st 2005 - 06:34:22 PM
First name is OK -: Jean
State you are from? -: Texas
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Jonathan Graves
Your Question or Comment !! -: I'm trying to find thee prison camps in South Carolina. I was sent one page of a diary that was left and it states that he was captured at Parks Ferry,Tn on or about 17,November,1863,and was confined in Atlanta,Andersonville Belle Isle,Va Charleston and Florence,SC. The page says he escaped 17,February,1865 from Newbern,SCIt states that they were brought there the day before from Florence SC prison,any help on some of the prisons would really help. He was listed as being a prisoner at Andersonville.He was with 112 Illinois Infantry.It states tha he floated down the Neuse River past the Rebel Army at Kinston N.C I'm confused. Thanks Jean
How did you discover the info you have now?: It was sent to me awhile back and I'm not sure who sent it. The Andersonville information I recieved from their website,so that much I know is true
Saturday, December 31st 2005 - 10:53:06 AM
First name is OK -: Patrick
State you are from? -: PA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Union prisoners enlisting in CS service
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for information on union prisoners who enlisted in the confederate service from Salisbury prison. I've found reference to a list of men who were captured by Maj. Gen. Stoneman at Salisbury who admitted they were Union POWs who enlisted with the confederates to "escape starvation". The group was sent to Nashville, TN and eventually released upon taking the oath of allegance. One member of the group was Joseph Vaness, a member of Company E, 145th Pennsylvania Infantry. Vaness was captured at Salisbury while serving with the "8th CS". Although discharged from the 145th in 1866, Vaness ran into problems when he attempted to apply for a pension. Eventually he was listed as "deserting to the enemy" with his discharge falsely obtained and denied a pension.
How did you discover the info you have now?: National Archives research.
Friday, December 23rd 2005 - 02:03:51 PM
First name is OK -: MIRANDA
State you are from? -: ALABAMA
Homepage URL -: http://www.aggiecheerleader_22.pico.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: civil war prisons
Your Question or Comment !! -: i need help to find more imformation.
How did you discover the info you have now?: google
Monday, December 12th 2005 - 09:58:06 AM
First name is OK -: MIRANDA
State you are from? -: ALABAMA
Homepage URL -: http://www.aggiecheerleader_22.pico.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: civil war prisons
Your Question or Comment !! -: i need help to find more imformation.
How did you discover the info you have now?: google
Monday, December 12th 2005 - 09:58:07 AM
First name is OK -: June
State you are from? -: Maine
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Cornelius (a/k/a Neal) Stinchfield
Your Question or Comment !! -: In the Stinchfield/Stanchfield Geneology book it says that he was born in New Gloucester, ME 6/28/1841 and died 10/27/1864 at the Salisbury Prison. Cannot find his name listed.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Stinchfield/Stanchfield Genelogoy book
Wednesday, November 30th 2005 - 02:43:48 PM
First name is OK -: Anne
State you are from? -: Ohio
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Alexander E(a)ves
Your Question or Comment !! -: Conformation that he died as POW 25 Jan 1865
How did you discover the info you have now?: Newspaper article: Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV 29 May 2005
Tuesday, November 29th 2005 - 06:30:34 PM
First name is OK -: Marion
State you are from? -: California
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Lyman Miller
Your Question or Comment !! -: Lyman Miller was a prisoner of war at this confederate camp and the end of the civil war. Looking for records.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family
Sunday, November 27th 2005 - 10:28:53 PM
First name is OK -: Catherine W. Pitts
State you are from? -: NC
Homepage URL -: http://www.myfamilies.rbdc.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: misc. families
Your Question or Comment !! -: I have been unable to find the father of Sanford Bailey, born about 1820.
How did you discover the info you have now?: from family members
Sunday, November 27th 2005 - 08:06:41 PM
First name is OK -: Mike K Brewer, Sr
State you are from? -: North Carolina
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Elmira, N.Y.
Your Question or Comment !! -: Do you have any information on this Prison or the Cemetery, that the Confederate's were placed?
Sunday, November 27th 2005 - 04:07:56 PM
First name is OK -: Karen Cournoyer
State you are from? -: Georgia
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William Waters Horton b.10/22/1838 in Pa; d.1/22/1865 Salisbury
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am related to a Union prisoner, William Waters Horton (Co. I, 22nd Regiment, NJ Calvary) that died while at the Salisbury prison. I believe that his death was on January 22, 1865. Any information on William would be greatly appreciated.
Saturday, November 26th 2005 - 06:42:37 PM
First name is OK -: Donna
State you are from? -: North Carolina
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Owens
Your Question or Comment !! -: A very nice site
How did you discover the info you have now?: Surfing
Thursday, November 24th 2005 - 05:59:20 AM
First name is OK -: Daryl Eldrett Watkins
State you are from? -: VA/FL
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Ezra O Smith
Your Question or Comment !! -: My great great grandfather was with the 52nd Reg Company E of the PA Vols and was captured at Fair Oaks VA and held at Belle Isle Prison before being transferred to Salisbury. According to his Declaration For Pension: He was honorably discharged near Morris Island SC in 1864 - re-enlisted and was last discharged from Salisbury on 12 July 1865.
How did you discover the info you have now?: National Archives Veterans records - Pension
Sunday, November 20th 2005 - 09:29:47 PM
First name is OK -: Terry Rush
State you are from? -: Georgia
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William S. Mozley
Your Question or Comment !! -: He was a Confederate soldier who was wounded at Kinston, NC just before the battle at Bentonville. He was sent to a hospital at Salisbury.
How did you discover the info you have now?: From his application for a pension from the state of Georgia.
Saturday, November 19th 2005 - 06:48:53 PM
First name is OK -: Steve
State you are from? -: Wisconsin
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Prisoner initials "WB"
Your Question or Comment !! -: I came accross a cane in an antique store that had the inscription carved in it "Made in Salsbury Prison" and carried the initials "WB". Perhaps the incorrect spelling of Salisbury is a clue. There are 14 "WBs" on the prisoner list, but one sticks out given his proximity to my state: Becher, Wm.. 1st MN Is there any info that anyone has on this soldier?
How did you discover the info you have now?: Google search to this website
Saturday, November 19th 2005 - 04:10:59 PM
First name is OK -: Brad Coker
State you are from? -: Florida
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Private John Donnelly -- 8th New Jersey Infantry
Your Question or Comment !! -: My gg-grandfather. Captured at Spotsylvania. Exchanged at Wilmington, NC. He was likely imprisoned at Salisbury.
Saturday, November 19th 2005 - 10:54:21 AM
First name is OK -: Chad
State you are from? -: North Carolina
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Civil War
Your Question or Comment !! -: Im looking for some ancestors that were taken prisoner of war and they were in the confederacy and i dont know where to go and look to find out where they were held at and i didnt know if you could help me find these out or knew of a place to find out. Thanks and you have done a wonderful jon with the prison their in rowan county.
How did you discover the info you have now?: through some research of mine.
Friday, November 18th 2005 - 02:32:15 PM
First name is OK -: Chery1
State you are from? -: California
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Benjamin Gardner
Your Question or Comment !! -: My great, great, great grandfather Benjamin Gardner was a civil war veteran. The only info I have was that he fought for the Union side, and was a Southern P.O.W. and died before 1868. Do you have any record of him being at Salisbury?
How did you discover the info you have now?: LDS Website.
Thursday, November 17th 2005 - 06:27:42 PM
First name is OK -: Ted Schultz
State you are from? -: GA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Salisbury Prison
Your Question or Comment !! -: My G Grandfather, Theodore Breckenridge, 107th PA Vet Vols, was captured Aug 16, 1864 at the battle of Weldon Railroad, along with eight other menbers of his Company (E). They were held for about two months at Belle Isle in the James River, Richmond VA. They were then transferred to Salisbury and spent the balance of the winter of 64/65. Of the nine only four lived through the winter. I have Brown's book on the prison and found the names of all the other eight but could not find his name anywhere. There is even a list of PA prisoners who were invited back for a reunion after the war. He was not on that list. If anyone can find his name on the records at Salisbury I would be forever grateful. Ted Schultz
Tuesday, November 15th 2005 - 02:32:45 PM
First name is OK -: sherrion
State you are from? -: north carolina
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: edwin chapman
Your Question or Comment !! -: want to know where above person died and served
How did you discover the info you have now?: i dont have any information
Monday, November 7th 2005 - 09:03:41 PM
First name is OK -: Vance
State you are from? -: Erskine
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John A Erskine, Private Co. E 1st D.C. Cav.
Your Question or Comment !! -: Captured at Sycamore Church Va. died at Salisbury prison 11/64. During the Civil War what was the general thoughts of POW's, were they seen as cowards, deserters, heroes or what.
How did you discover the info you have now?: National Archives Pension records
Sunday, November 6th 2005 - 11:39:05 PM
First name is OK -: Ron
State you are from? -: Idaho
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: George Washington Lee
Your Question or Comment !! -: Do you have a record for a union private that was held there by the name of George Washington Lee? He and two others escaped by digging out with spoons around 1863 or so. I don't have the exact dates, but do have the story as told in his civil war diary. He was my 4x grandfather and is buried in the GAR section of the Oak Hill Cemetary in San Jose, CA. He died in 1918 at the age of 78.
Sunday, October 30th 2005 - 07:03:30 PM
First name is OK -: William
State you are from? -: NC
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Had 14 great great uncles in Civil War.Can't account for some of them.
Your Question or Comment !! -: Were there any Cordells or Caudels in the Salisbury prison.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Various locations.
Friday, October 28th 2005 - 03:06:30 PM
First name is OK -: Vance Erskine
State you are from? -: California
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: JOHN ERSKINE, Private Co. E 1st D.C. Cav. transferred in Sept. 1864 to Co. B 1st Maine Cav.
Your Question or Comment !! -: JOHN A. ERSKINE was captured at Sycamore Church Va. or St Mary's Church Va. Sept.16, 1864, and sent to Danville Va. later spent time at Andersonville Ga. prison, died Nov. 29, 1864 at Salisbury N.C. prison. Does this information sound historicly correct? How were these soldiers transferred from prison to prison? Is his grave marked? Any recommendations on other web sites or Salisbury prison references. IS THERE ANY WAY/PLACE TO FIND A PICTURE OF THIS PERSON OR HIS OUTFIT.
How did you discover the info you have now?: National Archives Pension records Andersonville prison web page, Kevin Frye
Friday, October 28th 2005 - 12:31:40 AM
First name is OK -: Rebecca
State you are from? -: North Carolina
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Civil War
Your Question or Comment !! -: I'm trying to find information on David Stephen Westmoreland & John Franklin Westmoreland. They came from Virginia but I know they lived in North Carolina at the time of the Civil War. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, Rebecca mandarinmelody52@yahoo.com
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family Bible, Davidson County Library , Stokes County website. Geneaology.com , Ancestary.com , Rootsweb.com and Two message boards.
Thursday, October 27th 2005 - 07:30:27 PM
First name is OK -: eze
State you are from? -: africa
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: nobody
Your Question or Comment !! -: nice site
How did you discover the info you have now?: surferring
Thursday, October 27th 2005 - 05:22:40 PM
First name is OK -: Robert Cunningham
State you are from? -: Pennsylvania
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Sylvester Hill
Your Question or Comment !! -: I would like details of his death and place of burial.
How did you discover the info you have now?: "The Story of Our Regiment" By J.W. Muffly
Thursday, October 27th 2005 - 03:55:55 PM
First name is OK -: edie
State you are from? -: new york
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John M. Perkins
Your Question or Comment !! -: died at prison 12/16/1864 am looking for burial information from NY 4th Heavy Artillery Reg was Private in CO G enrolled Mexico NY Oswego CO..reported MIA 8/25/1864
How did you discover the info you have now?: from Nation Archives Pension Records and letter from Adjutant's General's Office date 11/9/1868
Thursday, October 27th 2005 - 12:54:46 PM
First name is OK -: Nancy
State you are from? -: Maryland
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William Beatty Carey, 12 Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Your Question or Comment !! -: Trying to determine if he was detained at Salisbury. Family records say he died Feb. 26, 1865 near Goldsboro, NC when he was being transferred for a prisoner exchange. (He was captured at the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain.)
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family records
Wednesday, October 26th 2005 - 08:48:39 PM
First name is OK -: Robert
State you are from? -: North Carolina
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John McKinnon
Your Question or Comment !! -: John McKinnon enrolled Oct 17, 1861 at Ogdensburg, New York in Company D of the 7th New York Cavalry, known as the "Black Horse Cavalry." They left NY for Washington, D.C., on November 23, 1861, and had duty there till March, 1862. He mustered out on March 31, 1862. He was a blacksmith, standing 6' 5" and weighed over 250 pounds. Somehow he was captured and sent to a Confederate prison, where he met a guard who was a fellow highland Scot. After convincing the guard that he was truly a highlander, John was secreted out of the prison and hidden under a house until a large enough confederate uniform for him to wear was found. John was released and sent north to New York. I have not been able to find out which prison he was in, but it had to be the one in Salisbury, NC. Can anyone tell me how I can verify this information? Thanks.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family story that has been handed down for generations.
Saturday, October 22nd 2005 - 10:20:54 AM
First name is OK -: matt
State you are from? -: North Carolina
Homepage URL -: http://parkergenealogy.tripod.com/
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Parkers
Your Question or Comment !! -: Nice site, thanks for the dedication to preservation!
Monday, October 17th 2005 - 12:49:56 AM
First name is OK -: Pete
State you are from? -: Ohio
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Jacob C. Stamler
Your Question or Comment !! -: He was my great-great-grandmother's brother (my great-great-great uncle?). He served under Burnside at First Bull Run (First Manassas), where he was wounded and captured. He was imprisoned at Libby Prison in Richmond, then Tuscaloosa, Alabama, then Salisbury. After the war he worked in New York City as a ship's chandler.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Pension papers.
Tuesday, October 11th 2005 - 12:53:08 PM
First name is OK -: LaVonne
State you are from? -: Wisconsin
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Henry John Hoyt
Your Question or Comment !! -: My gr.gr. grandfather Henry John Hoyt joined the Civil War military Feb. 1864. We found he had been captured & missing by June 1864 & have traced his death of unknown time to Salisbury, NC. We would like to know where he is buried. Body never returned to Wisconsin.
How did you discover the info you have now?: From research.
Sunday, October 2nd 2005 - 05:15:18 PM
First name is OK -: Steve Savage
State you are from? -: New York
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: memorial on Oct.16th,2005 for Pvt. Charles Moon 5th N.Y.H.A.
Your Question or Comment !! -: I belong to a Living History Guild that has been asked to help do a memorial service for the above mentioned private.His family plots head stone had his name and regiment on it and after some research lead us to the camp in N.C..Apparently his body is still there in one of the mass graves,which explaines why there was no G.A.R. marker at the grave site in Coventry,N.Y.. We as historians would just like to do a nice job for the community and people involved.Thats all.... Steve Savage The Living History Guild Member Units 114thN.Y.V.I. 107thN.Y.V.I 137thN.Y.V.I 141stP.V.I All from the border counties of N.Y.& PA.
How did you discover the info you have now?: RESEARCHERS FOR CHARLES MOON MEMORIAL
Saturday, October 1st 2005 - 12:30:49 PM
First name is OK -: Ronald
State you are from? -: PA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Pvt John Parks
Your Question or Comment !! -: I have been told that John Parks, native of Franklin Co, PA was captured and taken to Salisbury. Also I was informed that another soldier's diary makes reference to him and his poor health. John's widow (Rebecca) did apply for a civil war pension. I have not found anything as yet to verify his being at Salisbury.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Thru another family researcher and civil war pension web site.
Friday, September 16th 2005 - 11:19:12 AM
First name is OK -: Fran Bollenbach
State you are from? -: Florida
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Wiley Streeter -
Your Question or Comment !! -: My ggrandfather was held prisoner there
How did you discover the info you have now?: what information? His being prisoner, through genealogical research
Friday, September 16th 2005 - 10:46:07 AM
First name is OK -: Patrick Harden
State you are from? -: New York
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Melville Conrad McCollum
Your Question or Comment !! -: In October of 1864 he was sent to Salisbury. He was taken prisoner at the battle at Ream's Station Virgina. He was supposed to be released in exchange for other prisoners, but never made it from Wilmington. I would like any information on this man. He is kin, and being military myself, I would very much like to find out what happened to him.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I found this information from our town historian, family legend and a letter from his father written in 1865 to the Christian Commission.
Friday, September 16th 2005 - 01:50:23 AM
First name is OK -: gina
State you are from? -: rhode island
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Benjamin Rush
Your Question or Comment !! -: My father Lionel G. Rush on march 2 2005, asked if anyone had information on Benjamin Rush, He was trying to locate the places where Benjamin Rush was held in prison during the civil war. My father passed away unexpentantly August 22 2005, my father lovel books and specially anything on the civil war. We are ancestors of Dr.benjamin Rush signer of the declaration of independance. I am going to continue what my father was doing in regards to Benjamin Rush who serve in the civil war. If you have any information i would greatly appriciate it.
Wednesday, September 14th 2005 - 02:22:52 PM
First name is OK -: Eric
State you are from? -: New York
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Martin McCarrick; aka Martin Van Buren McCarrick
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for any information on the person above while at the prison... actual date of death, cause of death etc.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Passed down by family members
Wednesday, September 14th 2005 - 11:21:24 AM
First name is OK -: Mark
State you are from? -: North Carolina
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Joseph Felix Blair, NC 10th Heavy Artillery Unit
Your Question or Comment !! -: Were the bodies of the Union prisoners that were buried in the mass grave in the prison ever removed?
Tuesday, September 13th 2005 - 10:27:32 PM
First name is OK -: Kate
State you are from? -: Arizona
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: George Bouton died in Salisbury Prison ..Nov. 15 1864
Your Question or Comment !! -: I have the diaries of George Bouton's sister and was interested in any information you had on George. He was born in Berne, NY Sept. 8 1841. thank you.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I received information on Omelia Bouton's family history from the Dryden, New York Historical Society.
Tuesday, September 13th 2005 - 06:16:19 PM
First name is OK -: Sandy Pardue
State you are from? -: NC
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: James A. Shepherd
Your Question or Comment !! -: I understand he was a guard (pvt) at the Salisbury Garrison (Confederate Prison) during the civil war. He died April 18, 1894. I would like to know if you have any other information on him. Thank you.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Reviewing family history
Friday, September 9th 2005 - 10:12:33 PM
First name is OK -: Lew
State you are from? -: FL
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Daniel Harris, 26TH Mich Inf
Your Question or Comment !! -: Is Daniel Harris buried @ Silisbury ?
Monday, September 5th 2005 - 08:53:28 PM
First name is OK -: teresa
State you are from? -: utah
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: David John Trout
Your Question or Comment !! -: What were the conditions in the prision. How were the prisoners treated?
Wednesday, August 31st 2005 - 09:13:10 PM
First name is OK -: rebecca craig
State you are from? -: nc
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: grand fathers,
Your Question or Comment !! -: col. Aaron Craig, WIlliam p.Craig and son william Franklin Craig, Civil War/north carolina/any information buried,birth,company,wife,pension paper Lawson Greenhill/enlisted in meckenbury co.,nc died at chancerville, va.
How did you discover the info you have now?: genealogy search,
Wednesday, August 31st 2005 - 10:34:29 AM
First name is OK -: Jeanne
State you are from? -: WV
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Charles G. Williams
Your Question or Comment !! -: Searching for info on Charles G.Williams, private with First N.Y. Lincoln Cavalry, Co.L. He enlisted in 1864, was captured at New Market, Va on May 13, 1864, sent to Andersonville and transferred to Salisbury. He escaped Salisbury April12 1865.
How did you discover the info you have now?: War dept records
Monday, August 29th 2005 - 04:02:11 PM
First name is OK -: john
State you are from? -: massachusetts
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: salisbury
Your Question or Comment !! -: My great great granfather was held at salisbury for six months. His name was john bubeck
How did you discover the info you have now?: The web
Saturday, August 27th 2005 - 12:20:37 PM
First name is OK -: Shannon
State you are from? -: North Carolina
Homepage URL -: http://greensboring.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: I was just researching local History and found your site.
Your Question or Comment !! -: Very good site, keep up the good work.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Internet
Friday, August 26th 2005 - 02:08:18 PM
First name is OK -: Lori
State you are from? -: VA
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John H. Foster 10 West Virginia Company H
Your Question or Comment !! -: John is not listed on POW list,but I know that he was captured at Ceder Creek and died in Salisbury Prison. Where would I find more info from the prison?
How did you discover the info you have now?: National Archives
Wednesday, August 24th 2005 - 10:53:25 AM
First name is OK -: Michael
State you are from? -: NC
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: 43rd reenactors
Your Question or Comment !! -: I need to get in contact with someone from the 43rd inf. based in Union County NC concerning a living history event. The contact number I do have, noone answers after a week of calling. Thanks 704 272-0190
Monday, August 22nd 2005 - 08:44:28 AM
First name is OK -: lloyd Cook
State you are from? -: pa
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: charles r. cook, jr
Your Question or Comment !! -: i understand my grandfather charles r. cook jr. was a prisoner salisbury prison camp and escaped. any information you can give me will be appreciated
How did you discover the info you have now?: an obituary
Sunday, August 21st 2005 - 11:38:08 AM
First name is OK -: Lyle
State you are from? -: Arizona
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Robert Blain
Your Question or Comment !! -: Robert Blain was enlisted in the 97th New York, and was taken prisoner at Richmond Va. in July 1864. He was held briefly at "Castle Thunder" in Richmond before being sent to Salisbury. The last known record of him in Salisbury was October 6th, 1864, when he was released from the prison hospital, suffering from diarria. Would like to know if there is a record of when and how he was released from the prison. He did return to his home in Canada at some point in time after October 1864.
How did you discover the info you have now?: From the National Archives.
Friday, August 19th 2005 - 01:16:20 PM
First name is OK -: Penny
State you are from? -: IN
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William O. Mitchell
Your Question or Comment !! -: The only info I have is that William O. Mitchell was from Adams County, Iowa and was in the Salisbury Prison during the Civil War. I do not have his Co. or Regt. He survived to go home to Iowa and become a Speaker of The House and a Judge.
How did you discover the info you have now?: part in an obit. some from another researcher and some from the Iowa Senate
Tuesday, August 16th 2005 - 03:57:16 PM
 
First name is OK -: Judith Kernan
State you are from? -: Rhode Island
e-Mail Address -: newenglandgenealogy@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Elijah T. Grace Corporal 10th New Hampshire
Your Question or Comment !! -: According to his Civil War records Elijah T. Grace died here 9 Dec 1864.

I would like any information on this person that is availabe.

With Sincrere Thanks

Judith Kernan
How did you discover the info you have now?: I recently attended a family reunion at my son-in-law's home (this is his ancestor) and talked with an 83 year old lady who has been recording the family history. With her information I went to Ancestry.com and found more information leading me to search the web for more information using what I found on Ancestry.com and thus found this site.
Monday, August 15th 2005 - 10:56:27 AM
First name is OK -: Phil R
State you are from? -: PA
e-Mail Address -: pwren44@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: George F. Ely
Your Question or Comment !! -: US Infantry, Supposedly died at Salisbury Prison 12/4/1864. Can you tell me if this is true ?
Friday, August 12th 2005 - 07:51:00 PM
First name is OK -: Mark
State you are from? -: Colorado
e-Mail Address -: mmille10@comcast.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: David C. Beale
Your Question or Comment !! -: My grandmother was told through her husband's sister that 1st Lieutenant (as of May 20, 1865) David Beale from Union Company L, 159th Regiment, 14th Calvary was in a prison in Hillsville, VA., near Mt. Airy, NC. towards the end of his service in the Civil War. We can't find anything for Hillsville, so we thought perhaps he was in a North Carolina prison?

The history of the regiment for the troop movements under Gen. Averill's command says they "undertook a movement through Virginia" in the spring of 1864, "which was successfully accomplished after great difficulty."

He was discharged July 31, 1865 by general order, so we don't know how long he was in prison, or the name of it.
 
Tuesday, August 9th 2005 - 05:40:33 AM
First name is OK -: Lew Ulrich
State you are from? -: PA
e-Mail Address -: broomsjr1@comcast.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Benneville Schell, pvt 7th PA Reserves
Your Question or Comment !! -: My great great uncle Benneville was captured at the Wilderness, spent time in Andersonville and later was interred at Salisbury. My cousin Bob has visited there several times and, with the help of the Daughters of the Confederacy and library, have found five solitary graves. One of these graves might be my ancestor. The story has it that my ancestor was buried in a solitary grave with a sealed jar on his chest with his name in it.

I'm wondering if any work has been done toward getting permission to investigate those graves. Any information you might have would be very helpful.

Keep up the good work with your site.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family history passed down the information.
Monday, August 8th 2005 - 09:52:42 PM
First name is OK -: lynn
State you are from? -: california
e-Mail Address -: gerhardlowry@earthlink.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ancestor died at Salisbury
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for family genealogy info
Friday, August 5th 2005 - 09:00:32 PM
First name is OK -: Burnis
State you are from? -: California
e-Mail Address -: burngood@adelphia.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Civil War deaths
Your Question or Comment !! -: Would like to know how many deaths of North and Souht.I would like to know total.
Burnis Goodwyn
burngood@adelphia.net
Friday, August 5th 2005 - 04:02:58 PM
First name is OK -: Pam
State you are from? -: North Carolina
e-Mail Address -: shortee42001@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Peter Cross
Your Question or Comment !! -: My question is Peter Cross served from November 1, 1863 until his parole at Salisbury, Rowan County NC on May 20, 1865. I need to find out where he was captured serving with the Company F 7th Regiment NC State Infantry. Thank you for your time. Pam
How did you discover the info you have now?: Library Genealogy Department
Saturday, July 30th 2005 - 08:48:09 AM
First name is OK -: Sandy
State you are from? -: Florida
e-Mail Address -: vicnsan@earthlink.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: George and Samuel Apthorp
Your Question or Comment !! -: I would like to find the grave numbers for these brothers.They were taken prisoner and died and were buried in the prison cemetery.
Thank you.
How did you discover the info you have now?: There was a whole article in the Fredonia NY newspaper. That is where they were from. There were four brothers that died due to the civil war.Two in the prison and two at home on leave.I'm doing genealogy on the family.
Thursday, July 28th 2005 - 03:10:28 PM
First name is OK -: Malcolm Caviness
State you are from? -: OH
e-Mail Address -: MalcolmCaviness@juno.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Orin Wolcott died Feb. 15, 1865
Your Question or Comment !! -: Can you verify this name and date?

Sincerely,

W. Malcolm Caviness
8665 Clyo Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458
937-433-1205
MalcolmCaviness@juno.com
How did you discover the info you have now?: Orin's daughter wrote a life story, which we have, and told the story of how they came to tell them about his death about the time that he was to be released. (Prisoner exchange March 1865?)
Thursday, July 28th 2005 - 09:53:15 AM
First name is OK -: Dexter
State you are from? -: N.C
e-Mail Address -: ora_della_hart@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Prison Guards
Your Question or Comment !! -: Have list of prison guards from 7/13/64 to 2/28/65 served at salisbury n.c Com B, 5th N.C Senior Reserves
How did you discover the info you have now?: My 3th great grandfather was a prison guard
Wednesday, July 27th 2005 - 10:11:21 PM
First name is OK -: Winnie
State you are from? -: MN
e-Mail Address -: rogwin55@netzero.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: James Hall
Your Question or Comment !! -: James was born Nov. 11, 1850 and was the twin brother of my great grandfather. He died in Salisbury prison. Any information would be appreciated.
James and his brother were from Plymouth, Wisconsin.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family records of deaths. No dates were available. James also had a brother who died there but not sure of his name.
Sunday, July 24th 2005 - 10:48:53 PM
First name is OK -: Beth
State you are from? -: North Carolina
e-Mail Address -: nitrousbutterfly@yahoo.com
Homepage URL -: http://thetownofliberty.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Just Looking
Your Question or Comment !! -: Nice Site
How did you discover the info you have now?: Personal Creation
Saturday, July 23rd 2005 - 05:57:02 PM
First name is OK -: Maga
State you are from? -: lome
e-Mail Address -: guy@mail.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: war
Your Question or Comment !! -: i love this site
How did you discover the info you have now?: newspaper
Saturday, July 23rd 2005 - 06:03:02 AM
First name is OK -: Thrasher, Robert Junior/Cisneros, Angela Margaret
State you are from? -: Wetumpka Alabama
e-Mail Address -: ft_campbell_kentucky@military.com
Homepage URL -: http://www.geocities.com/sfvalleyrose.com/index.html
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Anyone possibly captured with the same last name
Your Question or Comment !! -: A great site that it is a site to look up to.

Friday, 22 July 2005 @ 00:55 Pacific Daylights Savings Time
How did you discover the info you have now?: I have none.
Thank you for this site, I will refer to it later on.
Friday, July 22nd 2005 - 04:00:26 AM
First name is OK -: charlotte
State you are from? -: tenn.
e-Mail Address -: dicharlot@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: samuel columbus griffin
Your Question or Comment !! -: MY G GRAND FATHER WAS SAMUEL COLUMBUS GRIFFIN,BORN IN MOCKSVILLE N. C. HE JOINED THE CONFEDERATE ARMY IN SALISBURY N.C. IN 1862. HE WAS ALSO IN CO.G. 66TH INFANTRY N.C.-CSA. HE SERVED UNDER CAPT S.B.WATERS WOULD APPRECIATE INFO ON THIS UNIT AND S.C.GRIFFIN AND HIS FAMILY
How did you discover the info you have now?: COPY OF MUSTERING OUT PAPERS. NEED FAMILY INFO ON FAMILY,THEY MIGRATED TO CHATTANOOGA,TN.IN 1891.HE DIED IN CHATTA IN 1894. CAN'T FIND WHERE HE IS BURIED.LORD ONLY KNOWS.WOULD APPRECIATE INFO ON FAMILY HE WAS BORN IN MOCKSVILLE N.C.
Monday, July 18th 2005 - 10:38:55 AM
First name is OK -: Barnie
State you are from? -: Texas
e-Mail Address -: bnixon1@houston.rr.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Alfred Nixon
Your Question or Comment !! -: My great uncle Alfred Nixon was in the Union Army and was
a captive of the confederates at the battle of Plymouth
North Carolina. Would there be away to find more imformation regarding the matter.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family pass me downs.
Sunday, July 17th 2005 - 10:28:53 PM
First name is OK -: Denise
State you are from? -: Georgia
e-Mail Address -: djoye@bellsouth.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William Foster Neill
Your Question or Comment !! -: Hello,
I was born in Indiana, have recently learned that my great-great-grandfather was William Foster Neill, that he was born in Rowan Co., North Carolina and he was a Captain in the Civil War.
If anyone has any information about him or the Neill family I would love to hear from you.
Thank you.

Denise Eads
How did you discover the info you have now?: My cousin relayed this information that was given to her by my grandmother, Fila Ann Neill Hall, before she passed away in 1990.
Saturday, July 16th 2005 - 04:45:51 PM
First name is OK -: doug
State you are from? -: north carolina, fayetteville
e-Mail Address -: qmclst1181@earthlink.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: any parker's from fayetteville
Your Question or Comment !! -: Helping grand-daughter to understand all the aspects of the Civil War since she has developed a interest after going with me to Andersonville Ga.
Saturday, July 16th 2005 - 01:54:28 AM
First name is OK -: Sarah
State you are from? -: Georgia
e-Mail Address -: burtonbrothersfan@msn.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Civil War
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am looking for the grave of my great-great grandfather, Edwin P. Bulmer, who was mortally wounded March 16, 1865 at the battle of Averysboro(sp?), NC.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Internet research.
Friday, July 15th 2005 - 11:52:45 AM
First name is OK -: Keith
State you are from? -: NC
e-Mail Address -: keith.a.black@armacell.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Daniel Kahill
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for a list of soldiers who served at the prison, if it exist?
Thursday, July 14th 2005 - 04:26:17 PM
First name is OK -: Annette
State you are from? -: Alabama
e-Mail Address -: AngelNeeded77@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: any TAPLEY from Georgia or Alabama
Your Question or Comment !! -: I know that there are around fifty-four Tapley's that fought in the Civil War. I just want to find out more information. I need to know what web-site to look under, if you can help. THANK YOU
My kin-folk are from Georgia and Alabama. My husband is Tracy Tapley. He is kin to the Tapley's that were in the 27th Alabama Regiments and others. Joel David Tapley is the one that I am really digging into. Joel was in the 1st Regiment-Alabama Conscripts.
Tuesday, July 12th 2005 - 06:41:38 PM
First name is OK -: Linda
State you are from? -: Louisiana
e-Mail Address -: lingeaux@bellsouth.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Confederate Calvary prisoner
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for John Dennis(from Louisiana) died in prison, Sept 1864 . Information as to where his remains are? Very little information other than that to go on.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I am great-great granddaughter.
Saturday, July 9th 2005 - 10:44:49 AM
First name is OK -: Barbara
State you are from? -: Pennsylvania
e-Mail Address -: rbrenner1@adelphia.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Civil War Union troops
Your Question or Comment !! -: My GG Grandfather, George F. Ely from Lebanon Pennsylvania, was in the PA Union troops B10 Infantry and died at Salisbury Prison, on 5 December 1864. He enlisted on 3 March 1864. He was born in Lebanon PA on 5 March 1832. I have no further information and cannot confirm any civil war information in the usual online sites. Thanks
How did you discover the info you have now?: Information was passed down to us from family and I was able to verify census records but no records show up for the Civil War service.
Friday, July 8th 2005 - 12:30:08 PM
First name is OK -: diane
State you are from? -: florida
e-Mail Address -: dilonzo@thevillages.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William Stephens {Stevens} 16th Cavalry NY
Your Question or Comment !! -: understand the above soldier was captured during a battle at Culpeper, Va. on 19 Sept 1864. Looking for verification his death in Nov 1864 at this prison. Please advise what I can provide to gain this info.Any help geatly appreciated
 
How did you discover the info you have now?: Scanning on the internet to get info. This gentleman was my wife's gr gr grandfather
Thursday, July 7th 2005 - 01:05:21 PM
First name is OK -: Linda Stephen
State you are from? -: Arkansas
e-Mail Address -: jislinda2003@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Eidson
Your Question or Comment !! -: Am looking for several names in family tree
How did you discover the info you have now?: surfing web
Thursday, July 7th 2005 - 12:26:52 AM
First name is OK -: Kathe Wilson
State you are from? -: PA
e-Mail Address -: aceace00@alltel.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Theodore Wilson
Your Question or Comment !! -: Was not a prisoner because he escaped while being transferred to Salisbury after the Battle of Ceder Creek on or about Nov. 3rd 1864. Researching locations and names he mentions in a story written in 1879 that is supposed to be true. Glad to share the story with anyone who might be interested. He was the First 61st Ny State volunteers and re-enlisted after being discharged in 1862 with the 5th NY Heavy Artillery. Any information would be helpful.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Checking locations via a story by ggggrandfather
Tuesday, July 5th 2005 - 08:31:01 PM
First name is OK -: RICHARD
State you are from? -: NEW YORK
e-Mail Address -: fergus8rl@twcny.rr.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Prison
Your Question or Comment !! -: My greatgrand mothers brother was a prisoner at Salisbury. His name was John Tanner and he was a member of the 147th Regiment, Company E, New York State Volunteers. He died on December 12, 1864 and was buried at the prison. Do you have records or information relating to his imprisonment and the location of his grave site? Thank you.
Saturday, July 2nd 2005 - 06:02:58 PM
First name is OK -: Robin Hutzell
State you are from? -: Virginia
e-Mail Address -: rnjgates01@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Jacob P. Hutzell
Your Question or Comment !! -: Jacob was the brother of my great-great-grandfather. He was in Co. D, 54th Pa Infantry. He was wounded at New Market, VA May 15, 1864. He was taken prisoner of war and sent to Harrisonburg, VA hospital and then transferred to Richmond, VA. On Oct. 9, 1864 he was sent to Salisbury, NC.
I have records saying he died while a POW in NC and I also have a notation that he was taken to Aikins Landing Dec. 28, 1864 for transfer to Union. I can find no records to indicate that he indeed made it back to PA. I would like to know if he is buried at Salisbury. My g-g-grandfather died while a POW at Florence, SC, and is interred there. A third brother served and lived to return to PA.
How did you discover the info you have now?: This data came from his civil war records on file at the National Archives in Washington, DC. My cousins and I have been researching in PA for years and can find no records of Jacob returning alive and being buried in PA.
Monday, June 27th 2005 - 03:11:16 PM
First name is OK -: Lisa
State you are from? -: Michigan
e-Mail Address -: jdrllr14@netzero.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John Passage Jr.
Your Question or Comment !! -: I was wondering if there is any record of my 3x's great grandfather, John Passage Jr. who was captured I believe in April of 1864 and died on a train leaving Salisbury prison either the end of Feb. beginning of March 1865. His cause of death is listed as diarrea. Would there be any records of him at the prison? Thank-you for your help. Lisa
John Passage Jr. was a member of the 24th Michigan, Co. C.
How did you discover the info you have now?: From his military records, as well as books on the 24th Michigan which is where he served.
Friday, June 24th 2005 - 08:38:52 AM
First name is OK -: Carole
State you are from? -: Texas
e-Mail Address -: Rockymthi@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Iowa prisoners Dvaid C Cole
Your Question or Comment !! -: Excellent website for information on prison
My gg grandfather was held captive at Salisbury
He fought for the 24th Infantry Co C out of Iowa
How did you discover the info you have now?: National Archives, Washington DC
Wednesday, June 22nd 2005 - 06:52:35 PM
First name is OK -: Carole
State you are from? -: Texas
e-Mail Address -: Rockymthi@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Iowa prisoners
Your Question or Comment !! -: Excellent website for information on prison
My gg grandfather was held captive at Salisbury
He fought for the 24th Infantry Co C out of Iowa
How did you discover the info you have now?: National Archives, Washington DC
Wednesday, June 22nd 2005 - 06:52:15 PM
First name is OK -: Sharon Whitney Tatlock
State you are from? -: Indiana
e-Mail Address -: SHER314@AOL.COM
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: DAVID WHITNEY 19TH INDIANA COMPANY K
Your Question or Comment !! -: I believe he was originally buried at Salisbury and then brought home to Indiana
How did you discover the info you have now?: Cemetary records and Whitney Gen web site
Monday, June 20th 2005 - 04:53:56 PM
First name is OK -: candace
State you are from? -: n.c.
e-Mail Address -: 67spl311@gmail.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: william safrit
Your Question or Comment !! -: I'm looking for the burial location of william safrit, a confederate soldier.
Sunday, June 19th 2005 - 04:45:26 PM
First name is OK -: Brad
State you are from? -: WV
e-Mail Address -: Bhinch121@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: William Hinchman
Your Question or Comment !! -: Info on William Hinchman born 12/23/1800 near Wolf Creek, Monroe Co. Virginia (now West Virginia). He was not a soldier but a civilian reportedly held at Salisbury. Looking for any info. of his time there.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Hinchman Heritage Society records at Marshall University.
Monday, June 13th 2005 - 07:06:55 PM
First name is OK -: Malcolm Caviness
State you are from? -: OH
e-Mail Address -: MalcolmCaviness@juno.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Orin Wolcott died in Salisbury Feb 15, 1865
Your Question or Comment !! -: We have in our family the "legend" that Orin Wolcott my great great grandfather died in Salisbury prison. The story goes that instead of Orin returning home someone came to the house in OH or MI to "announce" his death. Does this sound reasonable? That late in the war are there records?

Malcolm Caviness
8665 Clyo Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458
937-433-1205
MalcolmCaviness@juno.com
How did you discover the info you have now?: I only remember a life sketch written by my great grandmother, Orin's daughter, to this effect.
Saturday, June 11th 2005 - 05:38:14 PM
First name is OK -: Phyllis
State you are from? -: Wisconsin
e-Mail Address -: pdear@chorus.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: James Dyball, John B Crall
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am President of a local historical society in Sauk County, WI. Dyball and Crall(above) both enlisted in Co A, 36th WVI in Madison, Wisconsin in February 1864. According to an affadavit certified by Crall in Dyball's Pension file, James Dyball and Crall were both taken prisoner at the Battle of Ream's Station, VA. on 25 August 1864, taken first to Belle Island and from there to Salisbury Prison, North Carolina. This same affadavit by Crall says that he saw Dyball both when he was sick and after he was dead, and that he died in the prison hospital there of chronic diarrhea on 5 December 1864. I am looking for some evidence that he is buried there.

John B. Crall arrived home via train in March 1865 very emaciated, delirious, and never fully recovered. He died of heart problems attributed to his service in the Civil War on 17 February 1879 in Franklin Township, Sauk County, Wisconsin.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Through the pension files of both men, which I ordered from the National Archives.
Friday, June 10th 2005 - 01:46:30 PM
First name is OK -: Charles O'Donnell
State you are from? -: Pa.
e-Mail Address -: Bearod43@hotmail.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Kennedy, Dominic Salisbury,NC
Your Question or Comment !! -: Memorandum From Prisoner of war Records.
Kenedy, Domanique Pvt. 55th.Pa. regt.Co. F Infantry. Captured at Chapins Farm Va., sept.29th 1864. Died at Salisbury N.C. on feb19th, 1865.
I wpuld like to know if Dominic Kennedy has a marked grave at the Salisbury, N.C. National Cemetary?
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
How did you discover the info you have now?: The info that I have comes from the National Archives in Washington D.C.
Thursday, June 9th 2005 - 10:33:02 PM
First name is OK -: Phillip Lee
State you are from? -: North Carolina
e-Mail Address -: pleesr@earthlink.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Noah Lee
Your Question or Comment !! -: Term of confinement
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family
Thursday, June 9th 2005 - 07:08:07 PM
First name is OK -: lawrence davis
State you are from? -: nc
e-Mail Address -: eldiii@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: James Henry Shore who enlisted in the Confed. army 6/23/64
Your Question or Comment !! -: James Henry Shore of Yadkin County enlisted at Yadkinville, I believe and walked to Camp Salisbury. Would his enlistment actually have been at Salisbury? Where in Salisbury is Camp Fisher? Is it the same place as the prison?

He was sent almost immediately to Camp Vance near Morganton for training as a Junior Reserve and as a prison guard for ther prison there. Before the 240 Junior Reserves were given their rifles the Camp was overrun on 6/28/64 by Union Captain Kirk and his 130 man raiding party from Tennessee.

He was captured with most of the other Junior Reserves, marched to Tennessee and shipped to prison at Camp Douglas, Chicago for the rest of the war.

I am writing of his experiences and would like to know what he would have seen and experienced in his brief stay in Salisbury.
How did you discover the info you have now?: From a 1930 Winston-Salem newspaper article based on an interview of James Henry Shore, from records in the State Archives in Raleigh and from what James Henry Shore told my father, Egbert Lawrence Davis, Jr., who at age 93 remembers the bare outline of his grandfather's experiences.

E. Lawrence Davis, III
2628 Tatton Dr., Raleigh, NC 27608 919-834-8496
Tuesday, June 7th 2005 - 10:32:07 PM
First name is OK -: lawrence davis
State you are from? -: nc
e-Mail Address -: eldiii@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: James Henry Shore who enlisted in the Confed. army 6/23/64
Your Question or Comment !! -: James Henry Shore of Yadkin County enlisted at Yadkinville, I believe and walked to Camp Salisbury. Would his enlistment actually have been at Salisbury? Where in Salisbury is Camp Fisher? Is it the same place as the prison?

He was sent almost immediately to Camp Vance near Morganton for training as a Junior Reserve and as a prison guard for ther prison there. Before the 240 Junior Reserves were given their rifles the Camp was overrun on 6/28/64 by Union Captain Kirk and his 130 man raiding party from Tennessee.

He was captured with most of the other Junior Reserves, marched to Tennessee and shipped to prison at Camp Douglas, Chicago for the rest of the war.

I am writing of his experiences and would like to know what he would have seen and experienced in his brief stay in Salisbury.
How did you discover the info you have now?: From a 1930 Winston-Salem newspaper article based on an interview of James Henry Shore, from records in the State Archives in Raleigh and from what James Henry Shore told my father, Egbert Lawrence Davis, Jr., who at age 93 remembers the bare outline of his grandfather's experiences.

 
Tuesday, June 7th 2005 - 10:31:00 PM
First name is OK -: Cathy Lowery
State you are from? -: North Carolina
e-Mail Address -: manteo2atmc.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John Lowry
Your Question or Comment !! -: Died in 1863 in Civil War for Confederate side. Lived on Buffalo Creek on NC/SC Line in Cleveland County. Can't find any info on him. Any information would be appreciated.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family research of Wills in Cleveland County and Broad River Historical Society.
Wednesday, June 1st 2005 - 04:33:12 PM
First name is OK -: Terry Dunn
State you are from? -: Texas
e-Mail Address -: georgia49th@netscape.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Reuban Lightner
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am just trying to find which prison he was at.
was a prisoner from nov.17,1864 to April 30,1865.
Company D 211th Pa. Infanty regiment
How did you discover the info you have now?: The net civil war soldiers & sailors system
Wednesday, June 1st 2005 - 11:05:55 AM
First name is OK -: Alan
State you are from? -: WV
e-Mail Address -: hmayor26362@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: John Tingler
Your Question or Comment !! -: Any info I can find on John Tingler who died in Salisbury Prison
He was my G-G uncle
Monday, May 30th 2005 - 10:02:21 PM
First name is OK -: larry
State you are from? -: maine
e-Mail Address -: baahb24@hotmail.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: civil war
Your Question or Comment !! -: Lookin for family members from the north carolina area. last name of toler
How did you discover the info you have now?: web browsing
Monday, May 30th 2005 - 05:25:44 PM
First name is OK -: Art
State you are from? -: New Jersey now living in Ga.
e-Mail Address -: drifter8@bellsouth.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: just curious
Your Question or Comment !! -:
I am always interested about the civil war. It was such a
waste of lives.
How did you discover the info you have now?:

Just looking on the internet
Monday, May 30th 2005 - 12:07:36 PM
First name is OK -: Clyde
State you are from? -: North Carolina
e-Mail Address -: llawyrd43@charter.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Civil War
Your Question or Comment !! -: I had a 3-grandfather,who was in prison at Point Lookout Maryland.Record at Salisbury,states"Confed,F 26,Reg't N.C R. E. Flemming,complaint,fracture left leg.Addmited May 20th,1865,to 2 Dist. 23 A.C. Hosp.Died May 23rd 1865.at the bottom of the page it has A.C. Reg.No. hard to read,maybe 715,Hosp. No. 63,page 21.Does this information let me know where he was at and where he may be burried?He was exchanged January 17,1865,from Point Lookout Maryland prison.Where was he at in May,on his way home,Richmand??
How did you discover the info you have now?: fren who looked at film at the Salisbury Library
Saturday, May 28th 2005 - 10:36:19 PM

First name is OK -: Vallorie Borchardt
State you are from? -: California
e-Mail Address -: tborchardt@comcast.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Civil of war prisoner
Your Question or Comment !! -: Civil war prisoner of 2nd battle of Bull Run. 4th Maine regement - Judson Hall. Aug. 31q taken prisoner AND PAROLED.
How did you discover the info you have now?: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BUREAU OF PENSIONS
Field and Staff Muster rolls
Sunday, May 15th 2005 - 02:34:59 PM
First name is OK -: robert
State you are from? -: nc
e-Mail Address -: sandyandneil@charter.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: history of the civil war
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am writing an essy on the civil war and other historical events.
Sunday, May 15th 2005 - 01:50:37 PM
First name is OK -: Lanny
State you are from? -: originally from Thomasville, NC
e-Mail Address -: llds1@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Looking For any soldiers that may have worked by family name "Kinley"
Your Question or Comment !! -: I grew up in Thomasville NC. I never knew about this prison or it's cemetery. I would like more info if possible. I live in Fountain, Colorado now. I would like to know if any workers at the prison were of the Kinley family. Thank you for any info you could provide. My e-mail address is: llds1@aol.com.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Looking up Civil War list of Veterans. I have been told that a distant relative fought with the 12 NC regemint at Gettysburg. Family name "Kinley" or some spell it "Kindley"
Thursday, May 12th 2005 - 03:12:07 PM
First name is OK -: Howie
State you are from? -: California
e-Mail Address -: hcmuirATmindspringDOTcom
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: None -- I have found its location now.
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am delighted to say that my great-great-great-uncle, a private in the 12th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Jesse Hartzell, was one of Stoneman's troopers who participated in the liberation and destruction of Salisbury Prison:

"Twenty miles south of where we cut the Richmond and Dansville railroad was Salsbury, at which point was one of the most infamous prison pens in the confederacy and the town was also a depot for army supplies. It was garrisoned by a force of about five thousand under Major Gardiner. He heard there was a yankee brigade tearing up the railroads and he sent General Pemberton, the man who defended Vicksburg so gallantly against General Grant; he came with four thousand men and fourteen cannon, and we had to face infantry and artillery.
"Now muskets were all right but the cannon weren’t, because we did not have any, and when those big guns went off, or came off in our direction I wanted [to be] behind something big. The trees were all misfits — I never saw one that was not too small. We stayed right there till Brown’s brigade struck our cannon ball slinging friends on the flank, when we were ordered “number one and three draw sabre, number two and four draw pistol,” which were colts revolvers, and we charged and cleaned that crowd out so that we took all the cannon — captured over thirteen hundred prisoners, and three thousand muskets, so there were only a thousand got away with their guns.
"This fight occurred in the late afternoon and in the morning we ran the Johnny boys out of Salsbury and captured an immense amount of ammunition, provisions, clothing, ten thousand small arms, medicines, millions of dollars in confederate money, some of which came very handy afterwards, four cotton factories which made cloth for the rebel army, and seven thousand bales of cotton. We burned them all except what we wanted ourselves, and tore up and destroyed the tracks of the railroads which converged here, but the thing we most delighted in was burning the prison pens. The prison graveyard gave ample evidence of devilish work that had been going on here, and the survivors were tenderly cared fro and sent strongly guarded to Knoxville."
 
How did you discover the info you have now?: I have his memoir.
Tuesday, May 10th 2005 - 01:06:24 AM
First name is OK -: sarah
State you are from? -: ohio
e-Mail Address -: s_fether@yahoo.com
Homepage URL -: http://yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: ABE LINCOLN
Your Question or Comment !! -: Just Wanted To Say This Is The Best Site Lots Of Info Keep Up The Good Word
Signed
SARAH FETHER
 
How did you discover the info you have now?: FROM WWW.CIVILWAR.COM
Monday, May 9th 2005 - 08:04:21 PM
First name is OK -: Valerie
State you are from? -: Arizona
e-Mail Address -: vsull9173@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Michael H. Donahue, POW during Civil War after battle of Cedar Creek, VA
Your Question or Comment !! -: How do I view this website?
How did you discover the info you have now?: I have his Civil War records that state he was a POW in Salisbury, NC.
Sunday, May 8th 2005 - 10:40:22 PM
First name is OK -: teresa bailey
State you are from? -: IN
e-Mail Address -: teresa_7657@yahoo.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Constantine Culler aka C W Culler
Your Question or Comment !! -: C W and his brother Uriah were both supposedly killed during the war. I know nothing for certain and am looking for proof. C W was my Gr Gr Grandfather. He was from North Carolina.
Sunday, May 8th 2005 - 12:29:10 AM
First name is OK -: Gail
State you are from? -: NY
e-Mail Address -: irishred@peoplepc.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: George L. Monroe
Your Question or Comment !! -: He was captured and sent to Salisbury prison where he died. He was my great great Grandmother's brother. I checked the list of POW's but he wasn't listed.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family research from another relative.
Saturday, May 7th 2005 - 09:31:18 PM
First name is OK -: Bobbi
State you are from? -: SC
e-Mail Address -: matoy@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: william Jefferson Stanford
Your Question or Comment !! -: I was told he was a prisoner of war for two years?
How did you discover the info you have now?: His obituary.
Sunday, May 1st 2005 - 12:10:14 AM
First name is OK -: Robert Joynt
State you are from? -: Florida
e-Mail Address -: lisaedwards42@comcast.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Bernard Lennon
Your Question or Comment !! -: I'm searching for one of my student's Civil War ancestors, Bernard Lennon who supposedly died in prison at Salisbury.
Any help?
Friday, April 29th 2005 - 10:29:58 PM
First name is OK -: KEVIN MARK WALLIN
State you are from? -: N.C.
e-Mail Address -: KWALLINFROGYGIRL@AOL.COM
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: I LOVE TO KNOW ALL I CAN ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR!I
Your Question or Comment !! -: WHY DON'T NORTH CAROLINA TAKE BETTER CARE OF THEIR CIVIL WAR SITES? I READ AND STUDY ALL THAT I CAN ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR AND I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT SALISBURY PRISON MUCH. NEED TO LET PEOPLE KNOW IN OTHER STATES ABOUT OUR (AS IN NORTH CARLOLINA )CIVIL WAR SITES, WE NEED TO BE MORE PROUD OF THEM.
How did you discover the info you have now?: I LOOK FOR STUFF ON THE CIVIL WAR!
Friday, April 29th 2005 - 08:32:35 PM
First name is OK -: Joanne
State you are from? -: Colorado
e-Mail Address -: Joanne.Turner@colorado.edu
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: James R. Downs
Your Question or Comment !! -: or, James R. Douds
How did you discover the info you have now?: He was my great grandfather. I have a printed color document (by Currier and Ives) stating that:
 
Thursday, April 28th 2005 - 05:09:17 PM
First name is OK -: Bobbie )Rutledge) Lovell
State you are from? -: Alabama
e-Mail Address -: FadedroseB@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: searching for family member.
Your Question or Comment !! -: Searching for a Capt. Andrew J. Rutledge in Company-G from
Alabama, He was born about 1840 in Morgan or Marshall co., Ala.
Thursday, April 21st 2005 - 10:52:45 PM
First name is OK -: Barbara
State you are from? -: Arizona
e-Mail Address -: wuxeter@cox.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Nehemiah Franklin Ball, A Company, 20th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am looking for any information on my great-grandfather, Nehemiah Franklin Ball. He was killed at the Battle of Cold Harbor on June 2, 1864. I would like to know where he is buried and if there are surviving Ball family members. I have the little daily prayer book that he carried with him in the Civil War.

Barbara Murdoch Maxwell
Phoenix, Arizona
How did you discover the info you have now?: Family history known to me from my father. I have the prayer book with the name and address (Roxbury, Mass.) of Nehemiah F. Ball with the name of his company and regiment.
Wednesday, April 20th 2005 - 04:19:02 PM
First name is OK -: Walter D. Leonard III
State you are from? -: NC
e-Mail Address -: wleonard1@carolina.rr.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Leonard
Your Question or Comment !! -: what Leonard as the last name do you on file, Please.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Internet and family
Thursday, April 14th 2005 - 11:16:57 PM
First name is OK -: Webmaestro
State you are from? -: Florida
e-Mail Address -: global5000@s-mail.com
Homepage URL -: http://www.metropolis5000.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: n/a
Your Question or Comment !! -: Very nice and useful website. Please visit my website!!! :)
How did you discover the info you have now?: Friend
Tuesday, April 12th 2005 - 05:27:14 AM
First name is OK -: Barbara
State you are from? -: Texas
e-Mail Address -: dblittle@mycvc.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Prisoner of war, captured 1864
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for conformation that gg-grandfather Lewis Douglass, private, 148th NY vonunteers captured at Williamsburg Rd on Oct 27, 1864, sent to Salisbury Nove 4, 1864 & was a prisoner in Salisbury Prison until his death Jan 1, 1865.
Are there any records from the prison for the above time period?
Are there any burial records for prisoners who died there during from late Oct 1864 to 1865 when war ended?
How did you discover the info you have now?: What information I have comes the Widow's Pension Application for Mary j. Douglass dated April 1865 and statements made from fellow prisoners varifing that Douglass was in Salisbury Prison & subsequently died there
Monday, April 11th 2005 - 12:07:58 PM
First name is OK -: chuck r.
State you are from? -: New York
e-Mail Address -: libra65@localnet.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: H.G. Baird camp Andrew Jackson march 16 ,1862
Your Question or Comment !! -: I am researching my family history and came across a letter from H. Baird .He said to write to this address 41 Regiment 2# caverly C F Indiana Volinteers . I would like any information that you might have .Thank you for any help. chuck r.
How did you discover the info you have now?:
Looking though old papers that my father had that was given to him from his mother.
Tuesday, April 5th 2005 - 01:06:26 AM
First name is OK -: Barnie
State you are from? -: Texas
e-Mail Address -: barnie1823@juno.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Alfred Nixon
Your Question or Comment !! -: Alfred Nixon was a Union Army soldier and was a prisoner
of the Confederate's at Plymouth. N.C.in 1863. Is there
any Imformation regarding this soldier.
How did you discover the info you have now?: From a family Bible.
Monday, April 4th 2005 - 10:12:00 PM
First name is OK -: Edward Tyndall
State you are from? -: North Carolina
e-Mail Address -: edward_tyndall@excite.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Civil War (confederate soldier captured in Salisbury)
Your Question or Comment !! -:
Dear Sir or Madam:

I have a small amount of information regarding my ggggrandfather, William Shuping's, participation in the Civil War. Apparently he was in Co. H, 1st Regiment, NC Troops and was captured at Salisbury on April 12, 1865. He was then sent to Camp Chase, Ohio until June 13, 1865.

I am trying to find out any information regarding his unit. Is it a home guard unit? I am also wondering how he was captured at Salisbury. Was there a battle there?

Thanks,

Edward Tyndall
How did you discover the info you have now?:
Current information from p117 of Shuping Genealogy Collection.
Friday, April 1st 2005 - 10:25:51 AM
First name is OK -: myia
State you are from? -: mo
e-Mail Address -: akuyasha2003@yahoo.com
Homepage URL -: http://www.google.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: i want info on how it happened
Your Question or Comment !! -: Hi My NaMe Is MyIa AnD i WoUlD lIkE tO hAvE iNfO oN tHe CiViL wAR!!!!!!!!!!!! i ThInK tHis WaR tHiNg Is CrEePy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 12:08:03 PM
First name is OK -: Barbara
State you are from? -: nc
e-Mail Address -: mayshowers@hotmail.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: alexander wilson pool
Your Question or Comment !! -: WAS ALEXANDER W. POOL EVER IN THE HOSPITAL AT THE SALISBURY PRISION? I have on his service records that he was sent to nc sometime before he was paroled at the end of the war with some kind of sickness. he was a confederate soldier.
How did you discover the info you have now?: in his service records
Wednesday, March 30th 2005 - 01:01:29 AM
First name is OK -: Robert Adams
State you are from? -: New Hampshire / Florida
e-Mail Address -: granitegriz@earthlink.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Pvt. James Peaslee Adams
Your Question or Comment !! -: What info passed down thru family and town history he was in prison camp and died in Beaufort SC? Where any such cemetery exist? etc
How did you discover the info you have now?: History of Henniker, NH
Tuesday, March 29th 2005 - 12:17:03 PM
First name is OK -: frank
State you are from? -: ohio
e-Mail Address -: buffnick@adelphia.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Jonathan McCurdy
Your Question or Comment !! -: He was captured May 31 1862 at the battle of Fair Oaks and sent to Salisbury NC on June 3 1862. Do you have any information on him?.
How did you discover the info you have now?: From his civil war documents
Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 12:12:21 PM
First name is OK -: frank
State you are from? -: ohio
e-Mail Address -: buffnick@adelphia.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Jonathan McCurdy
Your Question or Comment !! -: He was captured May 31 1862 at the battle of Fair Oaks and sent to Salisbury NC on June 3 1862. Do you have any information on him?.
Saturday, March 26th 2005 - 12:11:37 PM
First name is OK -: Kaitlin
State you are from? -: Indiana
e-Mail Address -: mjazzk@indy.rr.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: Homework
Your Question or Comment !! -: You website rocks!
How did you discover the info you have now?: Google Saved My BUT
Friday, March 25th 2005 - 05:30:39 PM
First name is OK -: Robert J. Hoffner
State you are from? -: Kintnersville, Pa.
e-Mail Address -: rhoff324th@aol.com
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: any Hoffner's
Your Question or Comment !! -: Looking for more info. on two civil war relatives from Salisbury N.C. Nathan J. Hoffner & William W.Hoffner,
NC 1st Artillery Regiment, Company D (Rowan Artillery),
(Reilly's Battery).Also J.O Hoffner, 42nd Regiment,NC Infantry.
How did you discover the info you have now?: Visited the (National)cemetary approx. 1995 to attend a funeral for Viola (Hoffner)Bailey's friend Tom (Vetran).
I'am the grandson of Ivy Leonard Hoffner,W.Innes St,Salisbury, N.C. & GG grandson of George Washington Hoffner. Have in passesion of G.W. Hoffner's family bible
which contains some interesting dates, marriages, & deaths
from our family's past.
Friday, March 25th 2005 - 01:40:44 PM
First name is OK -: Robert Ellis Pywell
State you are from? -: Calif.
e-Mail Address -: repywell@surewest.net
Who do you need info on in reference to Prison or civil war? -: James H. Ellis
Your Question or Comment !! -: James was buried in a common grave. Records fron National Archives show he perished in Salisbury shortly before the end of the civil war.
Is it possible to have his name shown as one buried there ?
Right now, he is not recognized as being buried there.
Thursday, March 24th 2005 - 07:13:54 PM